Getting no where trying to burn

I’ve been at this for four hours and getting no where. I’m trying to copy a DVD from a recent trip. After looking at many pages on here, I downloaded the “A-ray scanner” and it says there is no protection on the disk. I’ve downloaded “DVD cloner V” (free trial version good for one disk) and it wouldn’t play on my DVD player. I downloaded “AVS disk creator” and made a copy. It wouldn’t play either.

I also tried to use a total of 4 different computers (3 windows based, one apple) and none would copy it using “sonic” or “Nero”. I tried copying them to a file on my computer (it would play there) and then attempted to copy them to a disk. The computer would say files ready to copy but then say that a disk was not inserted when it was.

I have also tried using “DVD+R” and “DVD+RW”. The RW’s where the ones that I tried in my DVD player. I never had a successful try with a “DVD+R.”

Does anyone have any ideas??? As you can probably tell, I’m not very familiar with burning DVD’s so I’ll be happy to answer any questions that I may not have answered well enough here.

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

A few questions…is this a pre-recorded disc (movie etc)? What the disc actually is will make a difference to what software will be recommended :slight_smile:

What brands of discs have you tried?

The disk was a movie of a rafting trip that the company filmed while our group was going through some of the larger rapids. (it appears to be a regular DVD type disk. They even labeled it with a “sharpie.”) The disk of our trip cost me $65! I’ve been trying with “Maxell DVD+RW” and “Sony DVD+R.” My computer says the size of the DVD I’m trying to copy is 2.53GB and my disks are 4.7GB… If that helps.

Hmmm, sounds like it won’t have any copy protection on it, if it’s just a regular burned disc.

Try a “Copy Disc” (in Nero), and set the burn speed to 8x. Not sure what speed you were burning at, but burning at 8x is a nice safe speed.

What model burner do you have?

Also, regarding your player not accepting the copies: does your player accept DVD+R? Check the manual.

The burner came with me “e-machines” computer and says that it’s a “lite on DVDRW sohw-1633s.” When you say to try “copy disk” are you meaning from something like “my computer” (I’m using a windows base now) to copy them to my “clipboard” and then to the disk drive? I’ve tried that and it didn’t work either. Id be happy to try anything if I’m not understanding exactly how you mean. THANKS a ton for the quick responses too!

Nope. There’s a setting in Nero (one of the icons on the Toolbar) which is the “Copy Disc” setting.

If you only have the LiteOn drive, you’ll have to put the original disc in, click the Copy Disc icon, then the settings should appear: under one of the tabs, change the burn speed to 8x.

Click “Burn”, and it will read the disc to a temp file on the hard drive. When it’s done, it’ll prompt you to put in the blank disc.

(I’m going from memory here so I hope that makes sense!) :slight_smile:

Ok! Thanks… I’ll give that a try and let you know how it turns out.

Oooops, almost forgot: under one of the tabs in the “Copy Disc” settings, there’s a check box for “on the fly” (basically copies from one drive to the other at the same time) - make sure that’s not checked :wink:

Well, after waiting the ten minutes for my computer to “read” the disk, it ejected the disk and asked for a “DVD R/RW.” I put in a brand new “DVD+RW” and it said that it wasn’t compatable and could not write the information to the disk. I did change the setting to 8X. This was about the same result as when I tried on two other computers using “Sonic.” At least you are seeing why I’ve been at this for 5 and 1/2 hours now… For some reason, I’m wanting to use my computer as a boat anchor… Thanks again for the replies and help… I’d be happy to try any other suggestions.

OK, that’s weird, that model LiteOn should burn +RW discs just fine.

What’s the rated speed on that +RW disc?

I’m not seeing a speed on the disks. Is there a way to check the speed?

This is the same result we got on a different computer using “sonic” and a different DVD type disk but I’m not sure what it was.

I’m wondering if the Sonic software is playing a part in this - it’s been known to cause problems…

If you can, please provide the MID of your DVD+RW media. The MID can be found by following the instructions found here: Then we can see if they’re usually good or not.:slight_smile:

Hey we got some more help :smiley:

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW:PHILIPS-041-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+RW] - [DVD+RW]
Manufacturer Name : [Philips]
Manufacturer ID : [PHILIPS]
Media Type ID : [041]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 1.6x-4x]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - ]

Was this what you’re looking for?

Glad to see we’ve got more help! The shape I’m in, I need all I can get! I think my next step could be to use me computer as a shooting target!

LOL! The PC will live, it won’t come to that :wink:

IMO Philips RW aren’t the best, but they’re not the worst either.

I wonder about the DVD+R you tried, can you get the info from that?

It’s very strange that two different types of media are having problems. It may be a red herring, but I still have a hunch Sonic might be behind this, since it’s installed on 2 PCs you tried to burn on.

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:SONY-D21-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
Manufacturer Name : [Sony Recording Media Co.]
Manufacturer ID : [SONY]
Media Type ID : [D21]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - ]

Here you go!

Just for the fun of it [ha-ha], can you try using Imgburn to copy the disc?

Download it here. Install and run it.

When you first run it, you should run into a screen such as in screenshot one. Select what I have the red arrow pointing to.

After that, you should encounter something similar to the second screenshot. With the disc you wish to copy FROM in your LiteOn, select what I have the red arrow pointing to, then what I have the blue arrow pointing to. At this time, the drive will attempt to copy your disc to the hard drive [an intermediate step to temporarily store the data].

Now, after that finishes, you should run into the third screenshot. [If not, go to Mode > Write.]

Insert the disc you wish to copy TO [write to] in the drive, select the write speed [2.4x for the Maxell/Philips DVD+RW, 8x for the Sony DVD+R; red arrow in the screenshot] [if you use the +RW, you will have to fully erase it before you can use it; select what the yellow arrow is pointing to in the screenshot and do a full erase; this will take some time]. After all this is done, click what the blue arrow is pointing to; this will actually attempt to write the data to the disc.

Moving on to the next screenshot…this is what you will see while you are burning. Before the burn finishes, if you would like the image file [copy of your original disc] to be removed from your system, select the option to which the red arrow is pointing. I’d leave it unchecked, though, in case the disc fails to work, and you have to re-write a disc all over again; this will save you some time, as you’ll already have a copy of it.

Finally, after all this is done–and/or if you run into any errors in this process, please copy the contents of the burn log, and post them here. From the last screenshot: do the red arrow, then the blue arrow, red arrow again, then yellow arrow. Paste what you have copied here [you just copied the whole log] as a post. [If you cannot see the log, select View > Log]. Insert them into [CODE*]yourtexthere[/CODE*], being sure to put your text where it says, and removing both asterisks [li] from the tags. It will appear something like…[/li]```
I 16:41:10 ImgBurn Version started!
I 16:41:10 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6001 : Service Pack 1)
I 16:41:10 Total Physical Memory: 2,750,140 KB - Available: 1,680,916 KB
I 16:41:10 Initialising SPTI…
I 16:41:10 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 16:41:10 Found 1 CD-RW and 3 DVD±RW/RAMs!
I 16:45:58 Operation Started!
I 16:45:58 Source File: D:\HPQPDP.ISO
I 16:45:58 Source File Sectors: 361,840 (MODE1/2048)
I 16:45:58 Source File Size: 741,048,320 bytes
I 16:45:58 Source File Volume Identifier: HPQPDP
I 16:45:58 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 3927A56600058563
I 16:45:58 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.4.2.0 - The Ultimate Image Burner!
I 16:45:58 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 16:45:58 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 16:45:58 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E40L SE02 (H:) (USB)
I 16:45:58 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: RITEKF1) (Speeds: 4x, 8x, 16x)
I 16:45:58 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 16:45:58 Write Mode: DVD
I 16:45:58 Write Type: DAO
I 16:45:58 Write Speed: 8x
I 16:45:58 Link Size: Auto
I 16:45:58 Test Mode: Yes
I 16:45:58 OPC: No
I 16:45:58 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 16:45:59 Filling Buffer… (512 MB)
I 16:46:11 Writing LeadIn…
I 16:46:26 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 361839)
I 16:46:26 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 361839)
I 16:47:44 Synchronising Cache…
I 16:48:22 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:02:18
I 16:48:22 Average Write Rate: 9,398 KB/s (6.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,111 KB/s (8.0x)


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I downloaded this one earlier and it didn’t work. I deleted it from my hard drive and downloaded it again at your recommendation. The screen that comes up for me doesn’t look anything like the one you are showing. It comes up as “Express Burn Plus” and has buttons across the top saying “new disk” “copy disk” “audio CD” “data CD” “data DVD” “video DVD”